Building Communication Theory / Edition 4

Building Communication Theory / Edition 4

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by Dominic A. Infante, Andrew S. Rancer, Deanna F. Womack
     
 

Exceptional. Current. First-rate. Comprehensive. Accessible. Well-researched. These are some of the adjectives that have been regularly applied to the highly regarded earlier editions of Building Communication Theory. Now updated, the Third Edition of this widely used volume continues to present introductory students with a solid foundation in basicSee more details below

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Exceptional. Current. First-rate. Comprehensive. Accessible. Well-researched. These are some of the adjectives that have been regularly applied to the highly regarded earlier editions of Building Communication Theory. Now updated, the Third Edition of this widely used volume continues to present introductory students with a solid foundation in basic communication theory. While other textbooks are removed from practical experience, Building Communication Theory provides a sense of currency and immediacy that makes communication theory engaging. Infante, Rancer, and Womack�s first-rate presentation incorporates several distinctive features: presents complex material in clear, interesting, and user-friendly prose; helps students see the connection between theory and practical applications by using realistic examples; emphasizes the complementary relationship of theory building and research in the discipline; reviews the basic concepts and trends in particular areas of research followed by more in-depth examination of selected theories; studies theory under the frameworks of the laws, human action, and systems perspectives; illustrates how to question, test, and become a critic of theories; includes intercultural, family, political, and health communication as contexts of communication theory; and includes an extensive, 20-page glossary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577662709
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.86(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. ITheory Building in Communication
1Introduction to Studying Communication
2Points of View about Theory
3Paradigms and Communication Theory
Pt. IITheory Building in Major Approaches to Communication
4Trait Approaches
5Persuasion Approaches
6Verbal Behavior Approaches
7Nonverbal Behavior Approaches
Pt. IIITheory Building in Communication Contexts
8Interpersonal Contexts
9Group Contexts
10Organizational Contexts
11Mass Media Contexts
12Building Communication Theory: A Focus on Applied Contexts
Conclusion
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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